My weekend exploring a part of the world which I hope I will eventually call home. It was perhaps not the best weekend to have gone exploring, but there haven't been too many good weekends this summer.
I tried to take a few pictures between showers, or between downpours in some cases. I'm not delighted with them but they're all I have for now.
The Barbican gate in Sandwich, the entrance to the medieval Cinque Port. It continued charging tolls until 1977.
Sandwich quay. Before the river silted up it was deep and wide enough to take large sailing ships. If you enlarge the picture you may be able to see that even the ducks were sheltering from the rain.
On the Canterbury, passing the old tower of St. Mary Magdalene Burgate. The original church was 13th century, demolished in the 19th century. This tower dating from 1502 remains.
Christ Church Gate, the entrance to Canterbury Cathedral. It was raining. Again.
A walk along the prom prom prom tiddly om pom pom. That phrase will be understood, I imagine, only by UK readers.
The harbour at Dover, part of the reason we are looking at this part of the world. Easier and much faster links to France by ferry, by tunnel and by high-speed train.